• Active voting fellows and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology are encouraged to participate in the annual election for offices and trustees-at-large on the Board of Trustees and for proposed amendments to the Academy’s governance documents. The election occurs each fall following the Annual Business Meeting and votes may be cast by mail or electronically by voting members in good standing.

    Board Nominations:

    In accordance with the Academy bylaws, notice is hereby given of the nominations for board positions on the 2022 Board of Trustees. These nominations were approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on June 19, 2021. If elected, the following individuals will begin their terms on Jan. 1, 2022.

    President-Elect: Daniel J. Briceland, MD
    Senior Secretary for Clinical Education: Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
    Trustee-at-Large: Purnima S. Patel, MD
    Council Chair: Thomas A. Graul, MD
    Council Vice Chair: Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD

    Proposed Amendments to the Code of Ethics:

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology Board of Trustees recommends the following proposed amendments to the Academy Code of Ethics which address current social awareness of health inequities, civility in professional relationships, physician stressors particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent adjudicative experiences: 

    Code of Ethics proposed Amendments 

    Board Appointments:

    During the June Board of Trustees meeting the following individuals were appointed to the 2022 Board of Trustees. Their terms will begin on Jan. 1, 2022. 

    Foundation Advisory Board Chair: Gregory L. Skuta, MD
    International Trustee-at-Large: Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, MD from Ontario, Canada

    Who Can Vote?

    Only Active Fellows, Active Osteopathic Fellows, Life Fellows, Life Osteopathic Fellows, Active Members and Life Members are eligible to vote in Academy elections.

    Vote Online

    Voting fellows and members who have not voted electronically in previous elections will receive an online opt-in email in the early Fall. Those who choose to opt-in to the online ballot or who have voted online in previous elections, will receive their electronic voting materials via email on Nov. 15, 2021. Emails will be sent to the email address listed in the Academy's membership database. Those who do not opt-in to the electronic ballot will receive their voting materials via mail. Voting will be open until Noon (EST) on December 14, 2021).